UFC 230 refuses to just play ball.
Just hours after the UFC announced their new (read: latest) main event of Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news that co-main event star Dustin Poirier is injured and out of his fight with Nate Diaz.
Breaking: Dustin Poirier has suffered an undisclosed injury, per multiple sources. He is off UFC 230 co-main event against Nate Diaz in New York.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 10, 2018
The most anticipated bout on the card, Poirier vs. Diaz was argued by fans to be deserving of a main event status, even with some suggesting a new world title at 165-pounds should be created for the duo. The bout also marked Diaz’ return to fighting since his loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 back in 2016.
As of yet, there is no news as to whether or not the promotion will look to keep Diaz on the card.